On the 15th of March, 32 of our enthusiastic Year 9 Art students visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park for a day of hands on making inspired by the incredible sculptures found in the park.
We were very fortunate with the weather and students received a guided tour from one of the parks resident artists and created work in both paper and clay mediums as we toured the grounds. Students were also treated to a viewing of the new Tony Cragg exhibition which had only opened this month.
Students were impeccably behaved, our guide was very impressed with our student’s knowledge and understanding of sculptural techniques as well as their own insights of what they thought the work represents.
29 Year 9 and 10 students went to the Lincoln Showground for 'Voice It'. Professional musicians led a variety of interactive workshops including song writing, connect with your audience and backing vocals. Students had the opportunity to talk to some leading people in the industry including Elliott Morris (ex-QEGS student now singer songwriter), Gilson Lavis (professional drummer for 50+ years, working with artists including Jerry Lee Lewis, Jools Holland & Ed Sheeran), the ACM Gospel Choir and one of Jess Glynn's backing singers. In addition, students volunteered to perform in the open mic session, singing in front of an audience of 200 other students on a professional stage. It was an amazing day and all the students enjoyed themselves as well as gaining useful tips and strategies for developing as a musician and performer.
The Flute Choir performed at the Music for Youth Regional Festival in Boston on 11th March. This is one of many festivals across the UK with over 4000 young musicians taking part. The ensemble had learnt all their music from memory (a performance lasting 15 minutes) and included choreography too. They received a warm reception from the audience and the adjudicators were very complimentary in their feedback.